Pride of Baltimore II Captain Smith navigates a course of fatherhood and sailing

Pride of Baltimore II captain Jordan Smith and kidsImagine having a dad who lives on a sailboat and is the captain of a tall ship that sails around the world. That's reality for Jordan Smith's kids. The Annapolis resident is one of two captains of Pride of Baltimore II and the dad of three girls, ages 8, 10 and 13, from two different marriages.

Smith lives on a sailboat docked in Annapolis with his partner, Eva. Two of his girls, Ingrid and Amelia, also live in Annapolis while his youngest daughter, Liesl, lives in Vermont.

Travis Pastrana masters fatherhood in the fast lane

Annapolis native and action sports legend Travis Pastrana has landed a double back flip on a motorcycle, jumped out of an airplane without a parachute, won the Moto-X Freestyle event at the X-Games and recently crushed the historic Mt. Washington Hillclimb motorsports race in under six minutes. But he admits that nothing compares to the thrill of when he became a father for the first time four years ago.

Catching up with Ravens Benjamin Watson

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson is fielding a lot these days — with five kids (ages 1-8), a parenting book for dads just published and a professional football career still underway at age 36. We caught up with Watson earlier this summer to find out how he juggles it all, why he wrote the book and the hardest thing about being a dad and football player.

How kids can to break into acting

Is your child an aspiring young actor trying to break into the field? Then they'd be smart listen to Jillian Lebling for advice.

The 11-year-old Maryland native has played Tom Hanks’ daughter in Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies,” was in the hit Broadway musical “Once,” and has appeared in the television series “The Blacklist” with James Spader.

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